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"esther hoenig" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In the lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday, McClain's family allege the massage therapist and animal lover was a gentle soul. A self taught violinist who played music on his lunch hour at dog and Cat shelters. While he was penned down by police. McClane tells cops in body Cam Audio that he doesn't carry guns. He doesn't hurt anyone. Protesters chanted his words during a demonstration in July. I don't need the city of Aurora and the Aurora Police Department, which just hired a new police chief did not have immediate comment on the suit on Tuesday. It names 13 individual police officers, a paramedic and his supervisor. For NPR news. I'm Allison Sherry in Denver. Meatpacking plants have become Corona virus hot spots in the U. S. More than 40,000 meatpacking workers have caught the virus. The workforce is largely immigrants and refugees, and they are often reluctant to speak out about unsafe conditions. Workers fear they'll be fired or even deported. Now they're adult Children are speaking out for them, demanding more peop e e and social distancing. Esther Hoenig worked with Marianne Andrey to bring us this story from Nebraska. Back in March, My Ra Mendez started asking her dad questions about conditions at his job. Like we're supervisors handing out face masks, he said. They're giving us masks. It's like the beard net, but it's a full faced one. And so then that's when I was like that's not going to protect you. You're still breathing in air through those holes, Mendez says. This is the moment she started to worry. Both her parents worked at Smithfield, a massive pork processing facility in Crete, Nebraska, Smithfield says they got PP Ito workers as quickly as possible, but not long after Mendez started asking questions. The plant confirmed its first case of Corbett, 19. That's when my dad started to kind of get scared, too. It was very like it's here. It's riel. As the number of cases grew at the Smithfield plant, Mendez realized it was up to her to do something. She's in her late twenties and says that is the child of Mexican immigrants. She's been speaking up for her parents all her life. When they came to this country they came to just provide for their family. They didn't come to Vegas change anything. That's why you don't see a lot of workers speaking out in meatpacking towns in Nebraska and across the country, the job of advocating for basic protections like paid sick leave and PP has been shouldered by the workers. Children standing up for our parents is a responsibility in America. Meatpacking is well known as a dangerous job. Now, the long hours in close quarters make the plant susceptible to outbreaks of Corona virus. Experts suggest spacing out workers or slowing production lines that Smithfield CEO Kenneth Sullivan argues that jeopardizes the nation's food supply. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts back that claim and refused to close plants were working very hard to make sure they can stay open because it's vital for our food supply. Can you imagine what would happen if people could not go to the store and get food? Meanwhile, these infection spill over into the community. Data from the Food and Environment reporting network found rule counties that have meatpacking plants with outbreaks have infection rates five times higher than the rest of rule. America Mendez feared an outbreak would happen in her town, and she wasn't alone. I can't remember who exactly, added us, but someone started this group chat. It was a Facebook group chat. The group chat was made up of the kids of meatpacking workers across the state. You shared with each other. Their parents stories about conditions at Smithfield. Together, they decided they would take action and quickly organized a group. The Children of Smithfield, where a lot of daughters who want to advocate for our parents, the group expanded beyond the core of daughters. They held weekly demonstrations socially distant.
"esther hoenig" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"We have no choice attorney general bar. Having proved himself to be the personal attorney to President Trump rather than the attorney general of the United States White house. Meanwhile, defended its actions, given what it called Nadler's blatant abuse of power. California's governor is leading charge to ban contentious pesticide widely used in agriculture capital. Public radio's truly Mitch reports. The federal government was set to do so nationwide. But change course under President Trump farmers. Use Corp fos to help grow almonds. Citrus grapes. And walnuts, but research has shown the insecticide can have harmful brain affects children made a Chandra of the pesticide action network says the ban is overdue. We are happy that this step was taken. We just hope that the cancellation process moves rapidly and his son prohibitive the ban could go into effect in California in his little as six months, but if manufacturers appeal the process could take two years, many, farmers fear. This will drive up their costs of growing. Food in California. They're asking for what they call affective and realistic strategies to fight pests and diseases for NPR news. I'm Julia Mitch in Sacramento. Unofficial election results showed Denver is the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado member station reporter Esther Hoenig reports the ballot measure clutch dislike majority on Tuesday night. The grassroots ballot initiative seemed likely to fail but the latest vote count shows. People voted fifty point fifty six percent in favor of the ordinance campaign director. Kevin Matthews says he was overwhelmed with emotion. The final results are victory is a clear signal to the rest of the country that Americans are ready for a conversation around civil side. And and especially that no person deserves to be criminalised for using a mushroom. The ordinance does not legalize so-called magic mushrooms. But makes it all twenty one or older who are in possession of philosophical, mushrooms. A low priority for Denver police for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig a mixed close. On Wall Street today. The Dow was up two points to twenty five thousand nine hundred sixty seven the NASDAQ closed down twenty points. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky as you've been hearing on WNYC, the House Judiciary committee voted to hold attorney general William bar in contempt of congress. After the Justice department rejected demands to turn over the unredacted Muller report and underlying evidence. But even as Democrats accused President Trump of precipitating, a constitutional crisis. They are not any closer to beginning impeachment proceedings. Your congressman Hakeem Jeffries is head of the House Democratic caucus a piece mint is not off the table impeachment is not on the table is not an issue that we're focused on right now we wanna get through this contempt proceeding and then decide what's appropriate from there. The contempt resolution against bar now moves to the full house. If passed it would likely lead to a long court battle. Two adults and four children lost their lives today when a fire broke out in their apartment in Harlem, WNYC's, Morella ivory has more. The deadly fire was likely an.
"esther hoenig" Discussed on KCRW
"To be the personal attorney to President Trump rather than the attorney general of the United States White house. Meanwhile, defended its actions, given what it called Nadler's blatant abuse of power. California's governor is leading a charge to ban contentious pesticide widely used in agriculture capital. Public radio's Julia Mitch reports the federal government was set to do so nationwide. But change course under President Trump. Farmers. Use Corp peer FOSS to help grow almonds. Citrus grapes. And walnuts, but research has shown the insecticide can have harmful brain effects in children made that Chandra of the pesticide action network says the ban is overdue. We are happy that this step was taken. We just hope that the cancellation process moves rapidly and his son prohibitive the ban could go into effect in California in his little as six months, but if manufacturers appeal the process could take two years, many, farmers fear. This will drive up their costs of growing. Food in California. They're asking for what they call affective and realistic strategies to fight pests and diseases for NPR news. I'm Julia Mitch in Sacramento. Unofficial election results show. Denver is the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado member station reporter Esther Hoenig reports the ballot measure clutch dislike majority on Tuesday night. The grassroots ballot initiative seemed likely to fail but the latest vote count shows. People voted fifty point fifty six percent in favor of the ordinance campaign director. Kevin Matthews says he was overwhelmed with emotion at the final results are victory is a clear signal to the rest of the country that Americans are ready for a conversation around civil Sivan. And especially that no person deserves to be privileged through using a mushroom. The ordinance does not legalize so called magic mushrooms. But makes it also twenty one or older who are in possession of Silla cyb and mushrooms away. Low priority for Denver police for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig a mixed close. On Wall Street today. The Dow was up two points to twenty five thousand nine sixty seven the NASDAQ closed down twenty points. This is NPR and this is KCRW on a Wednesday may eighth. Good evening. I'm leery Parrella. Here's what's happening at seven. Oh, four California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public schoolteachers, the California state board of education today approved guidelines..
"esther hoenig" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Take today to move a content citation against the attorney general of the United States. We did not relish doing this. But we have no choice. Attorney general bar. Having proved himself to be the personal attorney to President Trump rather than the attorney general of the United States White house. Meanwhile, defended its actions, given what it called Nadler's blatant abuse of power. California's governor is leading a charge to ban a contentious pesticide widely used in agriculture capital. Public radio's Julie Mitch reports the federal government was set to do so nationwide. But change course under President Trump farmers. Use Corp era fos to help grow almonds. Citrus grapes. And walnuts, but research has shown the insecticide can have harmful brain affects in children may that Chandra of the pesticide action network says the ban is overdue. We are happy that this capless taken. We just hope that the cancellation process moves rapidly and his son prohibitive the ban could go into effect in California in his little as six months, but if manufacturers appeal the process could take two years, many, farmers fear. This will drive up their costs of growing food in California. They're asking for what they call affective and realistic strategies to fight pests and diseases for NPR news. I'm Julia trick in Sacramento. Unofficial election results showed Denver is the first. City in the nation effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado member station reporter Esther Hoenig reports the ballot measure clutched a slight majority on Tuesday night, the grassroots ballot initiative seemed likely to fail but the latest vote count shows. People voted fifty point fifty six percent in favor of the ordinance campaign director. Kevin Matthews says he was overwhelmed with emotion at the final results are victory is a clear signal to the rest of the country that Americans are ready for a conversation around civil Sivan. And especially that no person deserves to be criminalised three using a mushroom. The ordinance does not legalize so called magic mushrooms. But makes it all to twenty one or older who are in possession of Silla side than mushrooms, a low priority for Denver police for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig a mixed close. On Wall Street today. The Dow was up two points to twenty five thousand nine hundred sixty seven the NASDAQ closed down twenty points. This is NPR. From ABC news. I'm Tara Siler Uber and lift drivers around the country are striking today. Ahead of Uber's expected initial public offering in San Francisco drivers cease giving rise and protested outside of Uber's headquarters. Katie Sam Harnett reports..
Bankruptcy Filings Indicate Times Are Tough For Many U.S. Farmers
"This message comes from NPR sponsor snowflake. The only data warehouse built for the cloud unlock. Deep data insights with the instantly scalable, cloud built data warehouse. Start your journey towards data driven decision. Making it snowflake dot com slash NPR. Bankruptcy for farms in the mid west rose sharply last year. And it's not just one thing that is pushing farmers over the edge. Esther Hoenig of harvest public media reports that many of those farmers have been hit by a trifecta of trade disputes, continuing low crop prices and now extensive flooding. Corn is pouring into a semi trailer. Ben Steffens farm in southeast Nebraska. Corn out, and we will call it to atchison Kansas. That's about eighty miles one way staffing calls this past winter. Brutal on this frigid day in March most farmers couldn't clear their snow packed roads. He could which meant he got a bit more money for his corn. We're in a situation where we're we're counting nickels and pennies on every transaction and we're trying to capture every every penny weekend over the last few years. Farm income has dropped by half since high point in two thousand thirteen when you spent five years of your life pouring, your energy into a business and you're worse off today than five years ago. It feels like a crisis if dismal situation for many of America's commodity farmers, and it sparked concern that the agony tree may be on the cusp of a major downturn like in the nineteen eighties. When scores of farms went out of business. One indicator could be the number of chapter twelve filings, a special bankruptcy. Code for family farms last year. It reached nearly five hundred that I'm looking at right here suggested. Actually, we had higher. Bankruptcy rates in twenty ten in twenty eleven David Whitmore is an economist with the website agricultural economic insights. He says well overall, the farm bankruptcy rates look relatively normal to get the whole story. You have to look at all the numbers bureau wanted took into my phone with the dash the metrics that we all talk about our trade being the wrong way, metrics lake farm income would says trade disputes have hurt markets and slashed exports of major crops like soybeans and Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says that means excess grain is piling up. And it's pulling prices down to at or below the break, even Mark whatever may or may not happen with trade policy. I think those supplies are likely to continue to weigh on commodity prices for this receivable future. Kaufman is watching to see if this drags down. Other key financial indicators like loan repayment rates. Land values at the moment. He says, it doesn't look great. But it certainly has not gone to the point where I think that that we would call it. The kind of crisis that we saw playing out in the nineteen eighties. But tell that to the farmers in states like Nebraska and Iowa were recent floods killed livestock and drowned hundreds of millions of dollars worth of crops. Nebraska farmer. Ben Stephan says he dodged the worst of it. But if prices and trade continued to slump he along with many others may have to file for chapter twelve that's because this special bankruptcy code helps. Farmers resettled, dead and stay in business. And if that happens, lawmakers won't be ready or more going to push ahead with reform chapter twelve bankruptcy because we need to update that law. I was Senator Chuck Grassley says he wants to make sure more farmers can qualify for chapter twelve bankruptcy to do that. He's proposing more than doubling the amount of debt. They're allowed to take on from around four million dollars to about ten million. For NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig. An ester story came to us from harvest public media reporting collaboration focusing on agriculture and rural issues. Support for NPR and the following message. Come from the seventh annual charm city bluegrass festival with the bridge deer tick steep canyon, Rangers and the Jeff Austin band, April twenty six and twenty seventh at Baltimore's druid Hill Park tickets at charm city, bluegrass dot com.
"esther hoenig" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"My favorite cities, MS Miller. Good morning. Good morning. So how did a hospital chain come to buy so many children's books? Well, MS pew started to serve on the board of the university of Maryland medical system in two thousand and one. And there came a time as she has described it that she has has authored children's books their health and nutrition books animated books, I mean with illustrations, etc. And came at time when she showed the books to one of the board members, not very specific about one that was and they entered into this agreement, although she's been very clear to say there was no contract by which the university of Maryland medical system paid her one hundred thousand dollars five different times since two thousand eleven to publish twenty thousand books at a time. Now, I guess we could see the the rationale here that this is what for for kids for patients in the hospitals. But it's also a board member getting a huge payment without a lot of competitive bidding. It sounds like. And that's certainly were the first question start, and it doesn't just around her. Although she. She's the most high high profile visible because she's the mayor of the city of Baltimore elected in two thousand sixteen. But there have now nine board members of the university of Maryland medical system that have been the questions have been raised because they all have these kinds of what they call self-dealing. They all have business relationships with the university of Maryland medical system, which is the second largest medical system in the state of Maryland. Wow. What are some of the things that they are effectively selling to themselves besides children's books. Well insurance is the big one. There is a insurance firm run by a former state Senator whose name is Frank Kelly from Baltimore County just outside daughter. My city in in Maryland, and he has had arrangements with the university of Maryland medical system by which he's made tens of millions of dollars. And in terms of the exact amount of money that has been made by individual board members in their own business relationships that's a little unclear there have been disclosures. But I think everybody needs to keep in mind these hospital systems around the. Country are not mostly not public systems. They are generally organized as private nonprofits. So they're not subject to public information act. They are subject to regulatory actions. So there are certain disclosures that get made. But in terms of the exact nature of the business deals in the exact amount involved. That's not entirely clear at this point. Jane Miller, we have to note in passing that we talk regularly on this program about huge healthcare costs in this country. And how one source of the high costs would happen to be hospitals. But let me just ask about mayor Pugh. We mentioned that she took a leave of absence. She said, I believe it's for health reasons. Right. As she has you directly responded to the allegations themselves. She held a news conference last Thursday upon being released from the hospital after being treated for about pneumonia and discuss the university of Maryland medical system transactions where he accounted for about fifty eight to sixty thousand books over this period of time. The problem is that that's not the whole story. And what has really now emerging at the questions that surround mayor Catherine Pugh or whether she has properly disclosed her relationships with different business entities when she is sitting on the city spending board, for example, when she was in the state legislature and taking action and legislative action and executive action involving the very same entity where this story is headed down. Okay. We'll keep following Jane Miller. Thanks so much. Thank you. She's with WBAL in Baltimore bankruptcy for farms in the mid west rose sharply last year. And it's not just one thing that is pushing farmers over the edge. Esther Hoenig of harvest public media reports that many of those farmers have been hit by a trifecta of trade disputes, continuing low crop prices and now extensive flooding. Corn is pouring into a semi trailer. At Ben Steffens farm in southeast Nebraska. We're.
"esther hoenig" Discussed on Here & Now
"They calculated the economic impact of an extra fifteen minutes of Boorda. Wait time was an additional loss of one billion in productivity. And now, you know, this is talking about a shutdown, but there's also the White House threat to cut off aid to L, Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Most of the migrants are coming from those countries. How would this work isn't that something that the president would have to go to congress for? Well, yeah. And that's where it gets a little bit complicated and trying to understand the reasons behind it are a little bit difficult as you mentioned, the congress has the power of the purse, they have proved this funding to go to grants and to all sorts of different financial aid to these countries. So it's unclear how president can just unilaterally cut that off. I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty from congress about that in the coming days. And then but separately is is the wisdom of the move. And what really would be accomplished because this is money. We're talking about over five hundred million dollars a year that go to these three countries specifically to reduce violence to help law enforcement battle drug cartels to help their judicial systems battle corruption in those countries and to help improve the economic and educational systems in those countries so that and specifically targeting at risk youths. And by the way, the money doesn't go directly to government state goes largely to nonprofit organizations helping to fight. Corruption in the government et cetera. And the State Department says it will work with congress. But you're saying that the wisdom of cutting it off is what? Is unknown right now. You know, I really wanna hear more articulate explanation from from this administration on why they're doing it. Because Trump has tweeted and talked repeatedly about the leaders of these of these countries not doing enough to stop people from leaving their countries, but a president of Honduras cannot tell hunter and you can't leave this country. There's some things for example, Mexico could do to better seal off its southern border. But by cutting off all that funding all that eight. I mean, I've I've I've been to these countries and seen computer labs for for for students that have been purchased with US with US money. I've seen local community groups that have that have kind of formed around a create sort of community policing centres in certain districts, and so when you cut off all that funding all of that goes away. And so it's very difficult to imagine a situation where cutting off all that funding somehow leads to the resolution that tr-. Trump wants which is improve conditions in those countries, which leads them, which leads fewer of them to want to leave to the United States. Immigration reporter for USA today. We'll of course, follow this Allen. Thank you. Thank you. Well, even without a shutdown of the border with the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration. Many companies are finding it hard to hire. Enough workers case in point the meat packing industry, which relies on immigrant labor for dangerous work Esther Hoenig of harvest public media reports the plant in Greeley, Colorado is massive.
"esther hoenig" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"At the event included native Americans and people with a refugee backgrounds as well as members of the LGBTQ and non binary communities for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig in Denver politicians in northern island condemning an apparent car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry last night. The BBC's Declan Harvey reports the device exploded as police were evacuating the area. At around five to eight last night officers on patrol in Bishop street spotted a suspicious vehicle police were in the process of making checks when a warning was received that a device had been left in the area. Hundreds of people were being moved when the bomb went off fifteen minutes later, I witnesses described it as a significant blast. Reuters reporting right now that Northern Ireland police say that they have made two arrests in relation to Saturday nights car-bomb in Londonderry. And now, you're listening to NPR news. The top court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that the winner of the disputed presidential election. The court has declared Katie the president-elect rejecting a challenge from the elections runner-up Martin Figel shish, Katie supporters, celebrated in the streets, but for figure although says he is Congo's legitimate president. And he's calling for peaceful protests over what he calls, a constitutional Kuti car. India's main opposition parties joining forces at a rally this weekend. They called for the ouster of prime minister, Narendra Modi impure sworn prayer reports. More my hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Kolkata from all over eastern India for this rally Twenty-three regional groups pledged to work together to stop prime minister, Narendra Modi's ruling, Hindu nationalist party, the BJP from being re Indian elections are expected by may. But no exact date has yet been set reacting to news of the opposition rally. Moody said in a speech that this grand alliance is centered around hatred of him. Him and that his rule has stopped other parties from looting India mood. He's been in power for five years during which time India's economy has grown, but critics say the wealth has not been distributed fairly to India's farmers and to the poor Lauren fryer NPR news Mumbai officials in France, say two people are dead and some twenty others are injured after a fire broke out in the French is ski resort, of course, chevelle. Authorities say the fire broke out today and building that houses seasonal workers. A cause of the fire is being investigated on trial Snyder. You're listening to NPR news from Washington..
"esther hoenig" Discussed on The Pulse
"Sciences. Learn more at coryell dot org. This is the pulse stories about the people and places at the heart of health and science I Mike, and Scott we're talking about how we want to age, and what gets in the way reporter Esther Hoenig has been documenting her father's cognitive decline ever since he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. And she produced this piece in two thousand fifteen. Do you know where you were born Joe's morning San Francisco. Okay. And what do you remember what year I think it was fifteen fifty two for fourteen fifty to do? You know what day? It is today. January nineteenth nineteen fifty one return anywhere guaranteeing. I was born in January nineteen nineteen fifty one. This is my dad Jordan Hoenig and for the last four or five years. He's been displaced in time. You do you. Remember when you first started to get Alzheimer's? I didn't get Alzheimer's, and he didn't know you could almost say he's a time traveler because he slips through time and space sometimes might even catch him in the present. But it depends guess. So for the past year, he's lived in a nursing home. And it's this tiny little corridor. It's the type of place where there's linoleum flooring and fluorescent lights. And there's there's hardly any windows. It's a sort of place where the scenery never really changes and anything important that we should know about this year. Nineteen fifty one really was a a big wave. It was the first person to start creating a. Things to eat just everything I could think of that that you would need to be in a in a in an arc. Oh, this is the arc story. Guess the story of the great art. Yes. And then the wave tidal wave came that was the title of you were talking about earlier. Nami and you had your arc built. Yes. Or reform Bill, and it still is still running. So he's he's talked about the arc before. I started documenting. My dad around the time. He was diagnosed when he was sixty and he's had these reoccurring themes, and one of them is is the great flood or maybe sometimes it's a soon NAMI wave and the ark. This is tape from him for years ago in your adolescence. He went to Israel to the new just. We were we were looking at what was left of the arc and in the Arctic. We found not just Isreaeli coins. But bedouin ki did actually go to Israel when he was out of college. But of course, finding the ark is a bit of elaborations, but at different stages. He's he's been building the ark. Or maybe he's been searching for the arc. But now now he's actually progressed to sailing the ark. And it's this. It's this need to escape the impending soon. Nami this this wave that's gonna come at him and crash down on over everything. Keeping alive. Yes. Seems like that's kind of what's happening in your head a little bit. And you got everything that you could on the ark. Removed..
"esther hoenig" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Limited visitors centers towards campgrounds and some restrooms will not be operating over the weekend snowfall in ice. Forced officials to close the park's main entrance at least temporarily as they do not have the staff to clear roads during the shutdown for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig in Greeley, Colorado. This is NPR from K Q news. I'm Jeremy Siegel governor. Jerry Brown is ordering new DNA tests that a death row inmate. It says could clear him in a thirty five year old murder case that's drawn national attention Brown today called for testing of four pieces of evidence in named a former judge as a special master to oversee the case Kevin Cooper says the new testing will show. He was framed for the nineteen Eighty-three chino hills. Hatchet knife killings of four people. Prosecutors say previous tests show, Kubrick hill, Doug and Peggy Ryan their ten year old daughter, Jessica and eleven year old neighbor Christopher Hughes. Well, the weather is cold and wet, but that is not stopping hardcore raiders fans from showing up for what could be the team's last game in Oakland, kicking off just minutes. From now with us, Nina Thorsen, is they're sitting in the notorious black hole section of the Coliseum and Nina. What's the mood like there? You know? I would have to say it's really not that much different from any other raider game. I've ever been to it's wet and it's cold as you said and people. Are not really happy about that part. But they are loud. They seem reasonably cheerful as best as they can be under the circumstances. A big line of people actually, go buy new raiders gear. So you can make that what you will. Still a lot of people out in the parking lot right before kickoff. But in general people seem. If not happy they seem to be at a point of accepted that was katie's Nina Thorsen at the Coliseum and Oakland. And I'm Jeremy Siegel this.
"esther hoenig" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"The weekend snowfall in ice. Forced officials to close the park's main entrance at least temporarily as they do not have the staff to clear roads during the shutdown for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig in Greeley, Colorado. Pope Francis, wants Christians to focus not on the materialism of Christmas, but on the world's poor it's refugees immigrants and those marginalize during his Christmas Eve homily Francis said standing before the manger we understand that the food of life is not material riches, but love not gluttony. But charity this is. NPR news. An outbreak of foodborne illness. That's been linked to contaminated. Romain lettuce is now over at least, according to Canadian food safety officials is NPR's Dan Charles reports during October and November eight people in the US and Canada were infected with an identical strain of E coli bacteria. Most of them reported eating romaine lettuce grown in central California. So food safety. Authorities told consumers to stop eating romaine from three counties in that state. Investigators later found matching E coli in a pond at a vegetable farm in Santa Barbara County, California. But they say this may not be the only source of the outbreak. No new cases of illness have been reported since mid-november. But in the US that warning remains the public health agency of Canada, though, says the outbreak there is over and Canadian should feel free to eat their lettuce. Dan, Charles, NPR news. There is still no deal in sight to end the partial government shutdown which affects about eight hundred thousand federal. Employees nationwide. As congressional Democrats and the president remained far apart on what it will cost to expand a wall along the US Mexican border today. President Trump tweeted, I'm all alone. Pour me in the White House watching for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed border security. In a statement. The democrat leaders said it's Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. I'm Ali psycho..
"esther hoenig" Discussed on KCRW
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. British Prime Minister Theresa May's facing a snap. No confidence. Vote today called my members of her conservative party, many members want her out as party leader because they don't like her Brexit plan to pull the United Kingdom out of the European Union. If she loses the party leadership battle may will have to resign as UK prime minister. She says that's dangerous because the UK is facing a March deadline to leave the EU weeks spent tearing ourselves apart will only create more division, just as we should be standing together to serve our country. None of that would be in the national interest may warns that if she loses there could be new elections called ahead of the Brexit deadline, and that means the opposition labor party could be in charge of handling it lawyers for President Trump's former national security adviser say Michael Flynn made an uncharacteristic error in judgement. NPR's? Joel Snyder reports they're asking a judge to spare Flynn prison time in the special counsels ongoing Russian investigation, Waco Flynn's lawyers have filed court papers making their case for why Flint should avoid prison. And instead be sentenced to probation and community service. They say Flynn's thirty year military career and include letters of support from friends, family and military colleagues Flynn's attorney say he has taken responsibility for his actions sitting for more than sixty two hours with federal investigators. Their arguments are similar to those made by prosecutors last week they recommended plan be given little or no prison time because he has crop rated extensively Flint. Pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the US. He is to be sentenced next week trial Snyder NPR news, Washington, President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will be sentenced today. Federal prosecutors are not asking for the same leniency for him as they have. For Flynn Cohen has pleaded guilty to financial crimes campaign, violent rather finance violations in line to congress Cohen is asking for no prison time in the French city of Strasbourg at least two people have been killed and fourteen others injured after a gunman opened fire in the city centre on Tuesday night. As Nicholson reports the gunman is still at large. French authorities say that they have detained five people in connection with Tuesday nights attack that they are still seeking the gunman the attacker who opened fine as Strasberg's famous Christmas market is a twenty nine year old man with a criminal record what his motive remains unclear. The salient was on a police watchlist flagged as. Tensely radicalized Strasbourg came to the European Union's parliament remained on down overnight and residents have been warned to stay vigilant. France's interior ministry says police had attempted and failed to arrest. The gunman earlier on Tuesday for an attempted murder. And that this may have triggered the attack for NPR news. I miss me Nicholson imbalan-. You're listening to NPR news. There's been a moderate earthquake in Tennessee this morning. The US Geological Survey says the tremors magnitude was four point four, and it was centered in eastern, Tennessee. It could be felt in Atlanta. The first quake was followed. A few minutes later by three point three magnitude aftershock, the final version of congress farm Bill is out and it legalizes industrial hemp harvest public media's Esther honing explains that will bring stability to farmers states. That are already growing the crop thirty nine states already allow for the cultivation of hemp, and there's currently more than twenty five thousand acres devoted to the crop. In the US federal legalization is a boon for producers of CBD oil, which is derived from hemp and used from a distance purposes. Christon Kuna grows hemp in Colorado and says federal legalization gives her and her husband the confidence to invest in their farm feel a little bit safer that we are going into a legitimate business. And there is going to be rude to grow and to do what we've always been wanting to do the farm Bill would allow each state to oversee local hemp cultivation for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig in Greeley, Colorado. A Canadian court has granted bail to Chinese business. Executive Wong Joe of ten million dollars. She and her company while technologies are suspected of selling equipment to Iran in violation of US. Sanctions American Thorens would like to have her extradited to the US separately, an international think tank reports one of its officials a former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news. 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"News I'm Rachel Martin and I'm no l. king good morning. Some European officials, think that. The only. Way to engage with President Trump is to behave like he does by taking a, hard line approach in negotiations the president of the European. Commission gene called Yonker will meet with. Trump today and the big question is will younger do that will he. Take a hard line with me now is in Basseterre Carla Hills? She, served as US trade Representative in the first Bush administration good morning ambassador good morning all right so head of today's meeting president Yonker told German media that he's here to quote explain and find out how to prevent a trade war but, he said he wasn't overly optimistic I'm, curious about Yonker because he seems like a very no nonsense guy what approach do you expect him to take, with President Trump today well I have no, forecast other than to say that he's correct that he ought to lay out a plan and try, to work out a way in which we, can get out of this tit-for-tat tariffs They're very much injuring our economy that seems like it, would be a difficult thing to do given given statements. That the president has made he tweeted. Ahead of this meeting that he has an idea for the European Union. Here's what President Trump said quote both the US and the EU? Drop, all tariffs barriers and subsidies that would finally be called free market and fair trade hope they do it we are ready but they won't exclamation point end quote what do you make of that idea Well we could begin. Negotiations of free trade agreement with Europe cave talked about that in the past and that would be beneficial but that won't be done over a. Single meeting that will take years to negotiate through all the issues that we have and that way it hasn't, been done yet because it just takes. A long time negotiate well I think that we've had some some differences and the past administration focused on. Asia and it was a. Shame that we pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership because having resolved so many of the issues and the chapters that were covered by the. Trans-Pacific Partnership that could have been a model template for future trade agreements President Trump. Is also talked about putting, tariffs, on cars and car parts that are made in the the EU the head of the EU trade commission now says the. EU is preparing a. List of retaliatory, measures on twenty billion dollars worth of, US goods that news broke this morning Are we entering a downward spiral here I'm very worried about it let's be clear there's not a single US auto manufacturer. That doesn't require some imported parts and if we put tariffs on their part their cars. Are, going to be less competitive and they will sell fewer let me pivot a little, bit to the state of US farmers because they are currently actively suffering as a result. Of these tariffs so much so that the Trump administration is going to give them twelve billion dollars in aid that announcement was made yesterday is. That a government bailout and what do you make of that offer that won't make up the pain that they're, causing our agricultural sector I just read. That the soybean sector alone is in this crop year going to lose sixteen billion dollars you know you. Don't flip on your over See sales like a. Light switch if you stop dealing with? Your customers they find other. Places to buy. And that may mean that you don't have them in the future so. I hope that we can get rid of, this tit for tat sit down have a good trade agreement and continue. The prosperity of our country former US trade Representative Carla hill she now heads hills and company international consultants ambassador thank you so much pleasure to be with you farmers in this country are being hurt by escalating global trade war. And now President Trump has. A plan to help them, using a depression era federal program Esther Hoenig with harvest public media has the story at a recent rally in? Kansas City President Trump spoke about the tariffs he recently imposed on major US trade partners China Mexico and. Canada the, farmers will be the biggest beneficiary Watch. We're opening up markets you watch what's. Going on but he cautioned be a little patient right now farmers aren't doing so, hot the USDA forecasts. That farmer income will hit a twelve, year low and now these trade. Disputes threatened to slash US food exports by billions of dollars back. In April Trump went to US secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue to ask how the, USDA could help soften the blow to farmers the result a twelve, billion dollar federal assistance, program by. Using policy left over from the great depression farmers. Who have been hit the hardest will receive relief. In the form of direct payments the government will also buy surplus. Goods from farmers such as fruit nuts and rice to be distributed at food. Pantries and, they'll work to find farmers new markets both foreign and domestic it's a big mess I. Did say that you can you. Can use that as a quote that's Amanda, countryman, an, agricultural economist. At Colorado state university who specializes in International trade. And policy she says this, response by the Trump administration is like a game of whack a. Mole so yes it is ironic we're we're implementing policy to correct for a response. To a policy we implemented in the first place that is protectionist basically Trump slapped import tariffs on goods from China then China imposed. Tariffs on, goods from the US and that's damaged foreign demand for US products now this federal assistance. Program offers a potential short term fix but countryman says it could cause even more negative. Consequences for US agriculture essentially deteriorating or damaging an incredibly important market for the United States such as China so when, we think about China it's an, incredibly important, market for US agriculture. Some Republican and democratic. Lawmakers have criticized the program like. Republican Senate Ag committee chair Pat Roberts. From Kansas who said farmers would quote much prefer trade rather than aid This Nebraskan farmer agrees much rather just have better markets Allen team in grows soybean and corn and thinks imposing tariffs on goods from China was justified. Exactly play fair in the market so therefore I'm not opposed to pushing back against them once. But, he's seeing how farmers are struggling in part due to. The consequences of those actions now he's not so sure this aid will arrive in time by the time that payment comes around it's not gonna be soon. Enough to maybe impact some people, are really need it right now that is. Some farmers will be forced out of business and besides that team and says getting, subsidized by taxpayers calf's farmers in a bad light for NPR news I'm Esther Hoenig Later this afternoon on all things considered some Olympic. Athletes have come forward to tell their stories. About sexual abuse others want to keep their stories private. 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"US products now this federal assistance program offers a potential short-term fixed but countryman says it. Could cause even more negative consequences for US agriculture essentially deteriorating or damaging an incredibly important market for the United States, such as China so when we, think about, China it's an incredibly. Important market for US. Agriculture some Republican and democratic lawmakers. Have criticized the program like Republican Senate. Ag committee chair Pat Roberts From Kansas who said. Farmers would, quote much prefer trade rather than aid this Nebraskan farmer agrees much rather just. Have better, markets Alan tieman grows soybean and corn and thinks imposing tariffs on goods from China was justified on exactly play fair in the market so therefore I'm not opposed to pushing back. Against them once but he's seeing how farmers are struggling in part due to the consequences of. Those, actions now he's not so sure this aid will, arrive in time by the time that payment comes around it's not gonna be soon enough to maybe impact some people that really need it right now that. Is some farmers will be forced, out of business and besides that team and. Says getting subsidized by taxpayers casts farmers in a bad light for NPR news I'm, Esther Hoenig Later this afternoon on all things considered some Olympic athletes have come forward. To tell their stories about sexual abuse others want to. Keep their stories private you can, listen by asking your smart speaker to play NPR or your local member, station by name.
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"Pem hernandez suspects the don't get very many but you know we always make make it a point to let people know that it's not all about the paperwork she's confident that if families need help they'll feel safe coming here out elliott has lived in this community for twenty two years and says the unauthorized immigrant population has feared deportation before like during the rate at a dairy here seven years ago see them with them on the lack of money up but says she and other immigrants came here to work and they're not going anywhere for here and now i'm esther hoenig story comes to us from harvest public media reporting project that focuses on farm and food issues on twitter this morning president trump congratulated the two republican senate candidates he backed who won primaries in pennsylvania and nebraska last night and democrats also found something to cheer about from that election in pennsylvania which right now has an all male congressional delegation at least seven women candidates won their primaries and three of them stand a pretty good chance of winning seats for the democrats in november and in washington today cia director nominee gina hospital won a key confirmation vote in committee with the help of a democrat our political strategist join us paris denard republican strategists and member of trump advisory commission i paris hello hello hello and jamal simmons democratic strategist jamal hi how are you doing well and what's your take on the primaries yesterday do they say anything to you jamal about the direction of the party heading into the midterms this fall well i take i think it was a good day for democrats we've got a you said dr seven.
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"Later today president trump will be in reno nevada speaking to the american legion a confederate monuments in ohio was among the latest to be targeted by vandals esther hoenig with member station wins ube says a statue was toppled at a confederate cemetery in columbus police say it appears vandals climbed up a stone arch way at the camp chase confederate cemetery and topple the bronze statue of a nameless confederate soldier his head it was removed and stolen camp chase is listed on the national register of historic places and is the resting ground for over 2000 confederate soldiers who died at a prisoner of war camp during the civil war in a statement columbus maher andrew ginthoer said he understands that this and other markers of the confederacy bring paint to those fighting racism in the us but the desecration of a grave site is quote unacceptable regardless of who was interred for npr news i'm esther hoenig in columbus the commander of the us navy's seventh fleet as being dismissed following the collision of the uss john s mccain with an oil tanker off singapore the navy cites a loss of confidence in its decision to replace vice admiral joseph all coin ten sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer were lost in the collision divers have found some of their remains this is npr news from washington a powerful typhoon is battering hong kong today damage to buildings and flooded streets is reported hundreds of commercial airline flights are cancelled forecasters say typhoon hato came within forty miles of hong kong close enough to be considered a direct hit under hong kong's warning system the storm's maximum sustained winds were near 80 miles per hour it mid day wind gusts close to one hundred thirty miles per hour have been reported at least four deaths have also occurred schools are closed there too.
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"This is npr news from washington authorities in arizona say at twenty seven year old man remains missing following a flash flood that killed nine people in taunton national forest teams suspended their search yesterday after thunderstorms who moved into the area tobacco ninety miles north of phoenix the man's three children ages three five and seven were among the nine killed by rushing water and debris the city councilman in middletown ohio was scrapping his proposal to limit emergency services for those who overdose on drugs esther hoenig with member station w osu reports councilman dan the card faith he jested the idea because middletown ohio faces a financial crisis overdoses are skyrocketing and so is the cost of emergency services he would allow first responders to deny treatment to those who od more than twice the card was waiting to put his idea to a vote in the city council pending a legal review but now he says moving forward but subject the city to significant litigation am to any of the money to fight the sale you called the cards idea irresponsible and dangerous the card says middletown is still means a way out of the budget crisis brought on by the opioid epidemic for npr news i'm esther hoenig in columbus ohio and ohio prosecutor is expected to announce today whether he plans to retry former university of cincinnati police officer for the shooting death of a motorist cherie's have twice deadlocked on murder involuntary manslaughter charges against ray tensing i'm dave mattingly in washington.
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"The drugs the boy there ambulances when a local councilman heard that he says as he came up with an alternative if we don't do anything the city's gotta run out of money damper card says each overdose run cost more than one thousand dollars he counts the wear on the ambulance the cost of the drugs in the medics his idea impose a three strike policy the first who times the person overdoses they would have to pay he back every sent by performing community service now if that same person overdoses a third time but they have not completed their community service an ambulance while not arrived to help them piccard says the plan has been called inhumane but what happens when the city can't afford any emergency services at all so not only will overdoes patients be dying excellent patients will be done heart attack patients will be piccard it doesn't even know if this idea is legal from addiction treatment to a needle exchange this year the opioid epidemic could cost middletown over two million dollars ten percent of the city's annual tax revenue the chief a fire says the money will have to come from somewhere else as ems they are legally and morally obligated to respond to an emergency firefighter brian oliver says he can see by people in middletown might support a card thank yet the drive down the road sometimes or some land on the sidewalk in they're they're just they're tired of what it's doing to the community and the country how on central avenue this evening dragging john blinking champa sipping afternoon coffee like many people in the city he lost family to opioid addiction his young son and daughter both died lincoln chip says the city may face financial ruin but as a taxpayer and a father leading people di is not an option god's be the only one to decide when somebody dies not a councilman city attorneys are researching the cards three strike plan if they determined that it full legal and we'll come up for a vote they see counsel as soon as next week for npr news i'm esther hoenig in middletown ohio ooh noor it's all things considered on wnyc i'm david i coming up next a farmer by the chesapeake bay once sued the epa over a plan to clean up the.